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Break of two cyclists sitting by a fountain

Tauern round tour

Cultural delights amid scenic diversity

7 Days / 6 Nights
Break of two cyclists sitting by a fountain

This bike tour begins in Salzburg cycling along the river Salzach.  

In Hallein you can follow the traces of the "White Gold" to the salt mine in Bad Dürnberg. Climb down into the world's oldest exhibition mine and gain an insight into the tiring underground life. 

In Golling you should visit the impressive waterfall, which is situated close to St. Nikolaus' pilgrimage church that is built in late gothic style. We also recommend a detour into the romantic Bluntau valley. 

This cycle tour also has a lot of cultural attractions on offer. Visit the over 900-year-old Hohenwerden castle, which sits enthroned on a steep rock above the Salzach valley. 

Those who like the cold should make sure to visit the "Eisriesenwelt", the world's largest ice caves. 

The tour continues by bike via Bischofshofen where there is a famous ski jump. 

The next stage takes you to Kaprun and from there you will find good bus connections to the high-mountain reservoirs. Enjoy a tour of the impressive dam wall,  the 'experience' exhibition where you can learn about the ice and the glaciers or simply the breathtaking scenery at an altitude of 2,000m above sea level. If that doesn't take your fancy, you could visit the Krimmler waterfalls - with a drop of 380m they are the 5th tallest waterfalls worldwide. 

Your bike tour continues through the Hohe Tauern national park and the so-called Oberpinzgau region. Highlights along the way to Lofer are the Seisenbergklamm gorge and the Lamprechtshöhle caves near Weißbach. 

The last stage on this tour leads you back to Salzburg. You get there by cycling through the tranquil Saalach valley. Once you arrive in Bad Reichenhall you haven't got much further to go until you arrive back in Salzburg, the City of Mozart.  

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Itinerary at a glance

Cultural and culinary delights await you in Salzburg, the city of Mozart. In Hallein, you will gain an understanding of the history of salt extraction from a salt mine and in Bischofshofen you can visit the famous ski jump

Individual arrival to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, which is also a festival and cultural city. Squares and winding alleys invite you to take a stroll. Dreamy cafes are inviting to enjoy genuine Austrian coffee specialities. You will breathe culture and history with every step here. 

Hotel (example):

Cat. A.: Arcotel Castellani
Cat. B.: Ganslhof

Leaving Salzburg, you head South. You cycle through shady meadows along the Salzach to Hallein, a Celtic town that used to be rich from salt mining. Hallein will surprise you with its romantic old town. It has got small alleyways, archways and houses boasting magnificent facades. Via the gushing waterfall, you pass Golling and continue pedalling along the well-built cycle path towards St. Johann. Unmistakably - like double mountain peaks - the spires of the Pongau Cathedral rise up here.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A.: Brückenwirt
Cat. B.: Hubertus

Today you will continue cycling along the Salzach via Schwarzach to Bruck an der Glocknerstraße. From here, you can take public transport via the “Hochalpenstraße'' (High Alpine Road) to the 3,793m high Großglocker, Austria’s highest mountain. If you prefer to cycle directly to Kaprun, this is possible but you should not miss out on the opportunity to visit the impressive high mountain reservoirs here…

Hotel (example):

Cat. A.: Das Alpenhaus 
Cat. B.: Martini

The local Pinzgau railway takes you to Krimml. There you will find Europe’s tallest waterfalls. You cycle back through the Hohe Tauern National Park and the Upper Pinzgau region. You will have snow-covered, three-thousand-metre peaks in your sight the whole way. Your immediate surroundings will alternate between lush green meadows and cute little villages.  

Hotel (example):

Cat. A.: Das Alpenhaus 
Cat. B.: Martini

Take the opportunity for a refreshing dip in Lake Zell. You will soon arrive in Saalfelden having cycled via the castle village of Maishofen and Maria Alm with its well-known pilgrimage church. Maria Alm is a great place to take a lunch break. Other highlights along the way to Lofer include the Seisenberg gorge and Lamprechtshöhle (Europe’s deepest cave) near Weißbach.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A. and Cat. B.: Bad Hochmoos

On the last day of this tour, you will be cycling in the tranquil Saalach valley. Bad Reichenhall, tucked away in a little corner of Germany, will enchant you with its Bavarian flair. Just a little way remaining before you will arrive back in Salzburg, the city of Mozart. You will be blown away by the rich cultural offerings. Make sure to plan enough time for a stroll through the old town and to visit Mozart’s birthplace.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A.: Arcotel Castellani
Cat. B.: Ganslhof


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Route Information


The Tauern Cycle Path is mostly signposted and runs on quiet, asphalted cycle paths and country roads. Route is very flat with some slight hills that are never long.

Prices and dates

Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels

Category B: 3*** hotels, inns and guesthouses

Prices per person in EUR

Our Renal Bikes

Eurobike Herren-Leihrad mit 21 Gängen
Men's bike 21-speed
with freewheel and diamond frame

The rental bike with the classic men's frame.

Body size approx. 165 cm - 205 cm

Note: Due to limited availability, reservation is required.

56-51 "sloping" cm |
60 cm |
64 cm
Eurobike Unisex-Leihrad mit 21 Gängen
Unisex bike 21/24-speed
with freewheel

With this high quality touring bike, you are well-equipped for all our tours.

Body size approx. 148 cm - 190 cm

43 cm |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Eurobike Unisex-Leihrad mit 7 Gängen
Unisex bike 7-speed
with coaster brake

For all those guests who prefer a coaster brake at the rear wheel.

Body size approx. 155 cm - 190 cm

46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Eurobike E-Bike-Leihrad von KTM
Unisex Electro bike 8-speed
with hub gears

Body size approx. 148 cm - 195 cm

46 cm |
46 cm "xs" |
51 cm |
56 cm
Eurobike Leihrad PLUS
Rental Bike PLUS 20/27-speed
with freewheel and diamond frame

Slightly sportier, lighter and more precise, this type of rental bike will delight all guests who want even more quality in the saddle.

Body size approx. 155 cm - 205 cm

46 cm |
51 cm |
60 cm |
63 cm

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • Train journey from Kaprun/Fürth – Krimml incl. bike
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optinal extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Salzburg central train station
  • Salzburg airport
  • Car park costs approx. EUR 10 - 20 per day, no reservation necessary/possible
    Public garage approx. EUR 95 per week

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

Christine Pölzleitner
Christine Pölzleitner
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